Remembering The Day The Music Died – February 3, 1959

The Memorial for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper

“Not a word was spoken – The church bells all were broken And, the three men I admire most: the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast the day the music died…”
On February 3, 1959, in Clear Lake, Iowa, a small plane crashed in a cornfield and took the lives of the Father, Son, and the holy ghost of Rock and Roll music. Remember today by playing Buddy Holley, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.  Know the story of ‘American Pie’ before listening to the song.
“Do you believe in Rock and Roll? Can music save your mortal soul?” – Don McLean

About Ian Klink

As a filmmaker, writer, and artist, Ian Klink’s work includes the feature film Anybody’s Blues and short stories for Weren't Another Way to Be: Outlaw Fiction Inspired by Waylon Jennings, Negative Creep: A Nirvana-Inspired Anthology, A-Z of Horror: U is for Unexplained, The Creeps, Vampiress Carmilla, The Siren’s Call, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights. Born and raised in Iowa, Klink lives with his family in Pennsylvania where he shares his talents as a teacher of multimedia studies.

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